Welcome to the Weekend View.
A busy weekend full of family and fun here so keeping the Weekend View short and sweet.
We went out and did a bit of vintage shopping this week. I have been on a mission to fill up that very large cupboard in the dining room- and so, looking for anything and everything that fits the size and color theme to tuck on all those shelves. I will share a bit of what I scored second hand and what I ordered in a post this week. It has been awhile since I shared junking finds and it was always a fun post to do.
Mouse in the house
We have been leaving our bedroom French doors open while sleeping recently. We have screen doors on them that lock and a bistro table and chairs in front of them on the deck – so it is kind of like leaving the windows open except it lets a whole lot more of that cooler air in at night. With the temperatures consistently near 100 or above- and no air conditioning- that cooler air felt wonderful. Until I woke up several times one night hearing something in the bedroom. I turned the light on, sat up, looked around and listened and didn’t see anything. But it happened 3x and the third time? It sounded like something was at the bedroom door (I was imagining a raccoon had somehow gotten in the house and was waiting outside the door) So my husband got out of bed and there it was- a rat ran across the floor and through the screen door. So, doors closed obviously. haha and in the morning- we opened them up and saw the bugger had eaten a hole through the screen. My husband taped it up with thick masking tape until he could get the replacement screen to repair it- and the next night we slept with the doors closed (of course!) and that rat came back and ate through the tape. Obviously, it didn’t get in that time but now I am questioning leaving the windows open even. In all the years we have lived here- we have never had a problem with rats or mice. Thinking with the crazy heat – they are probably looking for water and getting a tad crazy.
This morning we woke up thinking it was overcast outside- which was great since it has been so hot, overcast would be a break from the hot sun. But it was smoke not weather that was causing it to be darker.
The fire in Yosemite that broke out on Friday has sent smoke all over Northern California- and the red sun may look pretty- but the air is already thick with a fog of smoke that you can smell and taste. Fire season has officially begun in California. Hopefully they will get this one out quickly.
Coming your way
Junking finds, summer fun and gathering ‘weeds’ from the side of the road for an arrangement.
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Happy Weekend All.